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started in i-ti a technology company in the 1.0 world. it was a company that created technology to connect citizens better with government * . i ran it for almost nine years. and when i was elected to office four years ago, i was unfortunately more surprised than i wanted to be about how far behind san francisco government was. this was very 2008, 2009. with you i'm really proud of the leaps and bounds we have taken as a city * . i was proud in 2010 to help move forward legislation to really bring together city departments to work in a coordinated way with our committee on information technology. to help create a chief information officer position for the city. i was also proud to work with then mayor newsome in passing the first generation of open data legislation that we have. but as our civil grand jury in june pointed out, our i-t in san francisco is still in need of a culture shock. and this is where all of us come in today. we have 200 data sets that have already been put out there, but by and large the data sets put out by city government are data sets that i think show us in a very
technologies, but they're things that are enough proven you should take a bit of a risk and you should show others it can be done. >> we're showing the world, suddenly had wind turbines which they didn't have before. so, our team realizing that time would change, and realizing where the opportunities were today, we said, you know what, we started out as really something to control wind as an asset, when you combine today's technology becomes something entirely different. >> wind turbines in an urban environment is a relatively new concept. there are a few buildings in other major cities where they have installed wind turbines on the roof. and wind turbines in buildings are effective. >> the discussion was do we do that or not? and the answer was, of course. if they're not perfect yet, they're building a building that will last 100 years. in 100 years someone is going to perfect wind efficient turbines. if these aren't right, we'll replace them. we have time to do that. >> the building that's two renewable energy generations. wind turbines located on the north facade. two different levels of
year. the japan electronics and information technology industries association said that worldwide production of mobile phones will rise 12% next year to $245 billion. that's as an increasing number of people switch to smartphones from regular mobile phones. but production by japanese makers, that will grow only by 1% to $17 billion. their share in the global market is expected to decline to 7% from the current 8%. japanese makers have been struggling to make inroads to the global market where apple and south korea's samsung remains strong. >>> the japanese are making use of the digital technologies to tap into the skin care market. fuji 2 uses a smartphone to analyze the condition of a person's skin. users place a sheet called a color reference chart alongside their face and take photos with smartphones that have special software inside. it compares the skin with their chart. it rates the user's skin condition. they say the data are uploaded and stored to help users and cosmetics companies to choose suitable skin care products and treatments. meanwhile, sony has utilized its digit
of people's eyes, which was about technology, quite critical comments about technology, which seemed quite a bit odd, given that he has only just started using twitter. >> he is not opposed to technology, as such. he is actually quite charming in his use of it -- for example, twitter. i think he is drawing attention to something that concerns a lot of people, not just catholics or christians, and that is that in the revolution, the information revolution that we are living through, the past 30 years or so, we are all of us experiencing the increasing pace of that revolution that is putting people in distress. we experience it has individuals with the phenomenon is burned -- phenomenon of burnout, which is virtually epidemic in the western world. of course, for society, it has a very serious repercussion, mainly that a society where everybody feels overloaded and cannot cope with how much they are being asked to do, it becomes a very uncaring society, a very egotistical society, and ultimately carries the seeds of its own destruction within itself. that was his message. >> what struck you a
's a d ph, t rx or h s b, we are all one big hurdle to come and as part of my plan i made technology to cut through base businesses a top priority for me the work is well under way supervisor and it's important that it get done in a way that it's thorough and leads to improvement for at this's small business and is that will take time because we know that the plan is more important than and action and i want to give ouch indicate on real work being date of birth to help the small businesseses. this november we launched enterprise zone web appear and it requires businesses to hail in an licks and application fee and we replace that had with an online app where businesses can apply for these credits and pie the fee on time and so now business and is manufactures and other businesses can save time while saving money at the same time. a new tool called smart pdf is being utility liesed by a majority of departments to make it easier for businesses to fill out applications online. departments such as tax and treasure and entertainment commission are now accepting online payments but the b
are right behind me. to some of the leading technology companies in the valley. we have companies that raise anywhere from a thousand dollars to $25 million that have sort of been housed with us. some of the coolest things that have happened at the hatchery two people sitting next to each other working on the same app for six months decided to merge and raise a million dollars for their company. so, collaborative consumption is something we truly believe in and having spent a couple of years working with the likes of jane, brian, tina lee and a bunch of other people who have been sort of working on this open data problem, it's been sort of exciting to sort of see it come to fruition today and see sort of the progress that they've made. so, for me this is sort of -- it's been fun to sort of watch this team of people come together and do what they do and make san francisco a 21st century city. so, you know, it's an honor to welcome the mayor back to the hatchery, the new hatchery. we invite you, supervisor chiu, to our monthly infamous happy hours where bourbon and branch caters to meet with o
:an exploration of reverse engineering of the brain. the national medal of technology recipient attempts to determine how the brain works and apply the knowledge to the creation of intelligent michelin's. to discuss his research with the editor of scientific american mind, . to discuss his research with the editor of scientific american mind,achines . to discuss his research with the editor of scientific american mind,. to discuss his research with the editor of scientific american mind, ingrid wickelgren. >> this is a fascinating book and it is great to be with you. my first question is to try to talk about the main thesis of the book. are you saying that we can basically reverse engineer the human brain, that it is feasible to do that to creates computer mind that is in distinguishable from yours and mine? >> it is feasible. the level of complexity we can handle, i actually describe the basic principles of the neocortex in the book. some people say and i articulate this criticism in the book and respond to it that every one of the hundreds of trillions of connections was placed exactly
is really embracing technology. we wanted to make sure we really had a system that would elevate all issues so we could address them in a timely manner. as you know, time is money. we have a construction management information system. it is a great tool to help us address construction and make it successful, as it is today. cmis is one of the first major tools we put in place. the next one is the san francisco online invoicing, where we are now working with the contractor and consultant to have them submit their invoices online. we are also working on electronic bidding systems. another way we can reduce the paperwork and all the other issues tied with the procurements. i live in san francisco. i am a rate-payer. i really care about the way we spend our money. systems like this that will allow transparency, clarity, accountability, and efficiency -- i think systems like this need to be applied to all parts of the city. we really strive to lead and embraced technology so we can be ahead of the game. [applause] >> we are spending $15 million per week just on our water system. that does not ha
into the early 21st century, the confidence has given way to doubt. technologically newer forms of travel especially airplanes and rocket-propelled capsules provide the sense of extreme danger that had faded during the relatively safer nineteentnineteent h century. equally, it's now clear that imperialism had smoothed the way from early circumnavigate is under political and social conditions that would be unwise and unjust to perpetuate let alone re-create. above all there is a growing sense of the planet as beginning to fight back or shrug us off. that that was environment the cost of planetary dominatiodominatio n that had begun to haunt us. we live with all three legacies of around the world travel, every emerging fear that the planet could simply shrugged this off, continuing confidence if we might be able to generate technology and political alliances to dominate the planet but doubt that it is always wise to dominate it in that way. is especially apparent that the characteristic confidence of the long 19th century was the shortest of planetary experiences. yet it has been the most d
to amputation and traumatic brain injuries forced the medical field an technology to evolve and how the technology is now serving the newly injured war fighter. peck has had 29 surgeries in 2.5 years. >> can't keep up. >> now he lives on a wooded patch of land with his mom lisa in rural virginia. two weeks ago, independence fund gave john a new lease on life and chance to do something that standard wheelchair can't do. head outside and offroad. in to the forest where many of the warriors grew up hunting and fishing. peck drives something known as track chair, new technology developed bay cuple in minnesota that allows the wheelchair to function like all-terrain vehicle. >> i used to ride atvs. i guess i would consider this a tank. >> 27-year-old john peck looks like a boy given his first bmx bike for christmas. >> whee! my darkest fears? was my divorce. >> his young wife left him. >> she couldn't hang with the injuries. she wanted to move forward for me being 6-foot tall and having muscles and everything like that. once i got injured she hung it up. i was a very angry and spiteful p
's door, her only hope of survival is top secret technology that transformed her into the bionic woman. and, apparently, the first female cyborg sometimes had a soft approach to violence. - so, the bionic woman, uh, throws a teddy bear at a guy, a sniper in a helicopter, and knocks him out of the helicopter, from i don't know how many yards away. like, three football fields, and a plush toy hits his leg, and he fall-- i'm like, "were your legs made out of cotton candy?" - "stop-- i have a stuffed animal, you nazi." who does this? - but, when it came to home economics, she was the ultimate cleaning machine. - well, because i have to juggle so many things, i shoot "open house," the "live" show. i'm a new mom, i have a husband, everyone's hungry all the time. if i had the powers that the bionic woman had, i think i could do it all a little bit easier. - jaime sommers, first of all, was a great cook. she was the bionic betty crocker. she can cook without a mixer, and she can roll pastry dough a million miles a minute. - the bionic woman's cyborg partner in fighting crime, the six million d
hhs health and human services chief technology officer todd park, we sought to have a health data palooza proceeded by health data jambs or modeling sessions, jams sounded more fun, we can invite entrepreneurs in and see what can be done and created real products within a few months. that is being rolled out at education, energy, treasury, u.s. aid, other agencies as well. these programs are celebrating the use of open data and hopefully will provide some additional support. i think there are even folks here who have been part of these events. we're excited for that continued support and hope you can all join this initiative in the neutral. -- future. >> so, earlier you were talking a little about kind of how san francisco came in in terms of actually ading the officer. more broadly how do you think san francisco compares and what are some of the other cities that are doing really well in terms of open data? >> i should be clear. when san francisco is third, we have a pact. i'll add to that actually. what's great in san francisco is there is not just going to be a chief data offic
, a technology by developed and i happen to know this is not an 11th century loom or 13. it was the 12th. there might be six people know what to know that, but someone working on the film do it and got that exactly right. that kind of thing is very impressive. >> are you tempted to be in any more of these things? >> i like the clamor. it is a privilege to work with one of the stars and i felt honored and i learned about. i i learned, for example, that she can't act if you're trying to remember your lines because then you say your lines with outlook on your face, what comes. if you're going to ask in a 152nd book you have to know your lines automatically. i do know that before, so i learned a lot. but no, i'm not tempted to do anymore. i'm going to stick to what i'm good at. >> you've got some work ahead of you. how is the third look at the trilogy? >> well, i finished "winter of the world" at christmas so i've been working since then and have completed the outline and has about 100 pages. it starts at the cold war. two events in 1961. one is the building of the berlin wall. i have made g
the jobs act replaces green card lottery to permanent visas to those with doctorates in science, technology, engineering and math. two outgoing republican senators introducing legislation granting residence to those bought in the country illegally. though call it the achieve act, similar to the d.r.e.a.m. act. i spoke to one. bill's cosponsors, senator kay bailey hutchison. welcome to you here. how is your legislation different than the d.r.e.a.m. act? >> our legislation gives legal status to the young people in conundrum. they have grown up here. this is the country they know yet they are illegal because their parents brought them here before they were 14 years old. but we don't go into a citizenship track. we allow them to get in line behind the people who have been lawful and waited in line. so we don't give them a preference in line but we do give them a legal status and we don't prohibit them from getting in line if they choose to go the citizenship route. gerri: senator, what do you have to have to be able to be part of the program as you're defining it? >> you have to be under 14 whe
cutting edge technologies. >> reporter: the machine's developers have big dreams. they want to be provide handmade products to consumers around the world. >>> for the people who run japan's amusement arcade life is fast from fun and games. some operators are adapting by targeting the older player. >> more than half the people who visit this arcade on weekdays are age 60 or over. this couple is in their 70s. >> it's no fun staying alone at home. that's why i come here. >> translator: i haven't joined any senior citizen groups. it's more comfortable and less stressful here. >> reporter: we're in a shopping mall in a suburb of inazawa city. there is not a lot to do here as far as shops and entertainment goes. the mall is about the only game in town. the number of elderly customers is up by one-fifth from 14 years ago when the mall opened. so as the young and family clientele shrunk, the owner shifted his target to the elderly. he makes an effort to help the customers stay fit so they'll enjoy the games more. a daily exercise routine started this summer. it eases stiff joints and backs. the c
, technology, engineering, and mathematics. the republican measure drew fire from democrats, some democrats, some going so far as to level the measure racist. >> that is acist if not in its intent then certainly in its effect. republicans have received were just received historically low votes from minorities in the past election, yet they want to create an immigration system that gives vises with one hand while taking them away from minorities with the other. lou:joining as now, the co-author of numerous anti illegal immigration laws in a kansas secretary of state, also with us, the attorney, executive director of the national immigration forum. good to have you with t through no fault of their own, brought into the country by their parents. what are your reactions? >> let me react to both bills. i agree that the s.t.e.m. jobs act as an example of a perfectly good bill. what we were doing since 1965, as every year he we were giving away 50,000 green cards in a lottery all over the world. thi what it does is take thoseves t t5,000 visas and gives them awa in a way that serves oured d nation
on the christmas list. technology can come to the rescue. jonathan bloom has a couple of ways you can instantly give gifts wout just a click of the mouse. sometimes you don't even have to pay for them. >> a flurry of shopping bags flood san francisco streets as the christmas clock ticks down. last minute shopping is not for the faint of heart. if you are a procrastinator that happens to be lazy and cheap you may fall in love with an app. >> free as you don't have to pay for them. these are basically coupons that you can wrap up and send as a gift. >> it does make it easy to give gifts at the last minute. >> you can go with the free gift or add to it using a credit card and send it to any of your facebook friends. >> i have many holiday gifts, three today. >> you are a bit of a procrastinator? >> normally i'm not but it's been very busy. >> now another company wants a piece of the action and they have been feeling attention lately. >> the company is facebook, a few weeks ago they went live with facebook gifts and covered their own site with ads for it. it's getting good reviews. >> other items t
in the middle east, and talked about the need for god in a technology-driven world. we have this report. ♪ >> reporter: thousands of faithful packed st. peter's basilica as pope benedict celebrated christmas eve mass. a children's choir sang the traditional hymns, and bells tolled to mark the birthday of jesus. the pope urged followers to find room for god in a modern world filled with technological gadgets. >> hopefully people listen to him and take his words in a spiritual and meaningful way. >> reporter: in his homily, the 85-year-old pope also asked for a solution to the arab/israeli conflict of interest and an end to the civil war in syria. for many tourists, spending christmas here in vatican city and hearing pope benedict speak is a once in a lifetime experience. >> amazing to see so many people here. probably of all faiths. and just wonderful to be a part of it. it's bigger than we are. >> it's something that encourages me to believe even more. >> reporter: before the mass, the pope lit a peace candle outside his window as a larger than life nativity scene was unveiled in st.
and technology to help us do that. and then, of course, i think the most important part is to organize our communities and work with community-based organizations, families, religious groups, and everybody that's on the ground to find more ways to intervene in violent behavior out there and utilize resources such as education systems, our community jobs programs, others that might allow people to go in different direction. the unfortunate and very tragic incident in connecticut in sandy hook elementary school of course heightened everybody's awareness of what violence can really be all about. and as we have been not only responding, reacting to this national tragedy that i think president obama has adequately described as broken all of our hearts, and in every funeral that has taken place, for those 20 innocent children and six innocent adults in the school districts, and school administrators, we obviously have shared in that very tragic event, all of us. it has touched everybody across this country. san francisco is no different. and i have shared that emotional experience with the super
safing tool. 72 heart monitors were given thanks to a grant by fema and. the technology allows firefighters in the field to detect heart attacks and communicate with hospitals to prepare for immediate assistance. firefighters will begin using the systems in the field on january 1st. >>> governor jerry brown gave dozens of former inmates a holiday gift. on christmas eve, he pardoned 79 people who competed their sentences and had not reoffended within the last decade. most of those pardons were low- level offenses. they will be pardoned to serve on juries an in some cases own firearms. >>> under the revised three strikes law, in november, voters approved prop 36 which requires that a life sentence only be given for a third felony if it's a serious or violent crime. about 3700 prisoners may qualify for resentencing hearings and some inmates have already won their release. >>> a christmas eve storm is headed our way. rosemary will be back to tell us where and when the rain will hit. >>> and how san jose police officers are helping to spread christmas cheer. >>> here is a look at th
after the war and she thought is of the technology offered a parallel examples that the public could understand and this was one of the important promises of "silent spring," drawing a connection between pesticides and this other technology which was this one. [wind blowing] >> that is an animation, that iá not a real explosion. to be able to see it from that á distance it would take eight or es for the sound wave to get to you. if you were far enough away to o see an explosion like that but it illustrates what i am talking about. this is not animation. this is the explosion that occurred on march 1st, 1954, at the king the a tall in the south pacific. this is the first hydrogen bomb. there had actually been one hydrogen device exploded a few months before this. was not practical long. was as big as a building and could not be what urbanized but this was a bomb, this was something that could be put on an airplane and dropped somewhere. this was the castle's brothel test. several things went wrong with this test. the fog was any radioactive fallout would be blown ford and arctic, or
plug two things. one, there is a technological solution that i keep hearing more and more about, which is that we should force gun makers to fingerprint, to have electronic fingerprints on the guns. to attach the guns to individuals if we're going to have them out there at all. i'm not talking about semi-automatics. i'm talking about just straight handguns. and the second issue is, in this world that we live in, you know, i was just at the airport, we spend billions of dollars with the tsa, literally to avoid one shoe bomber? right? we're trying to avoid that one person with mental health issues. so as much as i want to focus on the mental health issues, i think the guns ultimately are it. >> well, you look at, mika, the fact that we have allowed the federal government to be intrusive. every time we get on a plane, we have allowed our 9-year-old children to be stopped and frisked, our grandmothers to be stopped and frisked. you know, all of these people that are our loved ones. every time we go through a tsa screening, we're willing to do that because of the attacks of 9/11, but we're
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for god in our hectic and technology-driven lives. >>> in the kabul, u.s. and other nato soldiers celebrated christmas eve away from their families and friends with a special meal and candlelight service. here is one soldier's take on not being home for the holidays. >> you know this job comes with a price. many of the soldiers they realize that price. so even though we'd like to be with our families we realize the importance of what we're doing here and we believe in it. >> while the first family vacations in hawaii, first lady michelle obama took phone calls from some lucky kids who are tracking the progress of santa claus through a site set up by norad. as it turns out, a record number of those kids and adults were looking for reel time updates on st. nick. as of midnight, trackers answered more than 111,000 calls. that is 4,000 more than last christmas. pretty cool. >>> major markets ended christmas eve on the downside, but who could be gloomy with santa on hand to ring the bell. chris botti jazzed up the stock exchange with a little christmas cheer. some 17 million shoppers w
,, the deputy for technology service and staff for the major accomplishment which is possible through a grant from the federal, from the federal administration and also, would like to point out that the model is already getting a lot of interest nationally because of its application in an over run area. and some of that will be on display in mid january when some of our staff participate in the national transportation research board meeting in washington, d.c. to share the tools and information that they have developed with the rest of our colleagues around the nation and the world and that includes the model and it includes the progress on the brt and conclusions from the pricing study and we have had an extraordinary number of papers accepted for trb this year and that is just a reflection of the quality staff work. and the last item on my report, is just a quick review of an effort that we did to reach local small and disadvantaged businesses who gathered yesterday over 70 firms and 93 people at our offices to look at opportunities for those businesses to be involved in the business of the
two engineers being guest lectures at the technology part of tech 21. so they already had their presentations earlier this month. i was going to give you an update on our collective veterans hiring effort. i'm happy to say that we have two of our founding members in the room with us, manny flores and paula ressa of the carpenter's union. back in april we commenced a veteran's hiring steering committee, if you will, to look at issues of veterans geting into the construction field. we subsequently had two working group meetings with alameda workforce investment board, representatives, the edd there, as well as the carpenters' union and city build, as well as mission hiring hall. and what we came up with was essentially we found out that you needed to connect the dots with veterans hiring and a lot of organizations are out there working to support veterans, but nobody is really talking to each other and they are trying to individually reach out to employers and not really in a cohesive fashion. with unions and companies and cbos we needed to develop a more cohesive hiring pro
-to-day operations. at muni some of the systems are 40 years old and in this day and age, in which technology advances on a daily basis, you can just imagine how out dated the systems are. and the first project in this group is the central control interum facility. and this is going to have a lot of operations that are scattered throughout the city in one location. and the control itself will be there and the dpt, and the traffic and sfo, the security division dispatch and the management center and so on, and that project has been designed and has been designed. and it is about to start construction as soon as the current tenant of the facility moves out. and unfortunately they have been slow to manufacture out so the project has been delayed. and the fiber, and the systems, and as well as the uninterruptable power supply. but, in this case, right now, and in the process of evaluating the bids that we received for it. the schedule performance and cctv and so it is a very large project, and this project was awarded a few months ago, and muni and we have encountered some difficulties and the ne
discussions about how we provide services. technology is requiring that we move more quickly than we have in a long time. building a network of partners to support our city government at this time will be more important than ever and will be critical as we were to emerge from the recession. we have a real opportunity here. we also have a real responsibility to help investment and success of our city. spur is committed to making this happen. we hope that all of you join us as we work to leverage a lot of these partnerships once again. spur is a nonprofit. member-supported think tank in san francisco committed to the success of the city in all its forms. many of you are already members. can we get a show of hands of spur members? that's fantastic. thank you so much for your continued support of our organization. without your help, none of this would be possible. for those of you who are not yet members, i hope you'll join us and get involved. roll up your sleeves and really get involved in the nuts and bolts of the city. we can all work together to engage the city so we can all succeed toge
report supports chevron's choice for technology for those pipe repairs. there had been concerns about whether the repairs would use the best technology and would be inherently safer than what the fire code requires. a leaking pipe is believed to have caused the august fire some 15,000 people complained of illness from that fire. >>> the holiday rush was on all day as last minute shoppers hit the malls in force. as ktvu's christien kafton reports from san francisco, we will see more of that shopping frenzy in days to come. >> stand nice and tall. all right. >> reporter: while some are depending on santa claus for those last minute gifts, many grabbed bag after bag of goodies to bring home for christmas eve. some say it just doesn't feel like christmas without the adrenaline rush of shopping. >> i would like to consider myself a fourth quarter player. i step up down the stretch. and that's what i'm all about performing when it's crunch time. >> reporter: managers at the westfield shopping center say usually activity builds week by week following thanksgiving but that wasn't the case th
but there are some options. business technology reporter david has the last minute shopping frenz frenzy. >> last minute shopper in some ways is rewarded by procrastinating. mark down already being promoted. save money by shopping late. >> yes. i did. actually. because there is things on clearance and 40 percent off so i did save some money nishtion some cases the last minute shorp 30's just to pick up some last minute items. >> i'm the lucky one i have a wife that does all the shoppin shopping. so i'm just here to pick up ice for the benches tomorrow and some stocking stuffers that's it. >>reporter: retail remembers prepared for the on slot. all check stands are open. projecting the sales up 2 and a half to 3 percent over last year say analyst. that's good considering the recession isn't over and the fiscal cliff could take a bite out of income in a matter of days. competitors on line can't do a same day purchase and deliver by tonight. despite good intention business some shoppers there are always last minute gifts to buy. >> christmas eve. yes. are you giving me a hard time for wai
technology much and that is a great message for christmas day . >> on the only for catholics or christians and people who believe that there is a higher power and there is a super gnarl being who has plan and mission for our lives and the pope is saying in this modern age . we don'tine have time for god which is amazing. that doesn't make sense. if god is al-powerful and loving . we are for him . it is time like christmas. we are able to sit back and reflect a bit especially after the gifts are wrapped and preparations are done for us . what is my life all about? and jesus said your life is about living and dying and getting ready for life eterm . he has come and in the form of a baby and christmas doesn't make sense unless it is it linked to his life and passion and death and resurrection and redemption. that's what christmas is all about. go ahead, rick. >> every year, our world changes so much especially in the last month with the massacres that we saw. >> that's right. >> but your message on christmas does it change or is it that same message. >> it is the same but we live it in a way
the slaughter in syria. earlier he talked about the need for god in a technology-driven world. and crowds packed manger square in bethlehem. >>> authorities in western new york still don't know why an ex-con set fire to his house and then shot firefighters as they arrived two died in the ambush and two others were wounded. jim axelrod reports. >> reporter: as the four firemen arrived to fight the fire, they were met with gunshots. >> we are being shot at. multiple firemen shot. i am shot. >> reporter: two of the men died instantly. two were wounded. >> be advised i'm snuck the lower leg, the knee area and the lower left back. >> reporter: the gunshots prevented the first responders from putting out the fire. seven homes were consumed by the flames. >> it is still an active investigation, but at first blush it appears that it was a trap. >> reporter: the webster police chief said that william spengler likely set the fire intentionally and waited to ambush the first responders. spengler spent 17 years in prison for beating his grandmother to death with a hammer in 1980. w
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just this last hour while the message itself does not change the technology does. would you believe 3-d? yep. 80 years after the queen's grandfather began the tradition with a crackly address over wireless elizabeth ii wished the brits a happy christmas in 3-d. >>> in his christmas day message to the city and the world pope benedict xvi appealed for piece in countries at war with themselves. he singled out mali, nigeria, and especially syria. >> translator: yes, may peace be brought for the people of syria, deeply wounded and divided by a conflict which does not spare even the defenseless and reaps innocent victims. once again, i appeal for an end to the bloodshed. easier access for the relief of refugees and the displaced and dialogue in the pursuit of a political solution to the conflict. >> last night as always the pope celebrated christmas eve mass in st. peter's basilica. he reminded christians everywhere to leave room for god in their busy lives. >>> you can't get closer to christmas than church of the nativity in bethlehem. ♪ >> vast crowds turned out for midnight mass near the
, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: gunfire tore at the nation's holiday mood again today, with the emotional wounds from a school massacre still fresh. there were more fatal shootings, including one in western new york, where an attacker lay in wait for a fire crew. >> responding firefighters when they pulled up on the scene started receiving -- were fired upon. >> police speaking shortly after a home and car erupted in flames. it was arson they said later that turned out to be an ambush. >> it does appear that it was a trap that was set. for responding first responders. >> gunmen killed two volunteer firefighters and wounded two others then killed himself. police identified him as william spangler, he haddon time, 17 years for manslaughter but ha motive for today's attack was unk
the courage to negotiate a lasting peace. yesterday the pope talked about the lure of technology taking time away from war shopping god. >> pilgrims from around the world flock to belles a to bethlehem lining up to see the birthplace of jesus. leland vittert live from bethlehem, sending christmas greetings to us like nobody else can. merry christmas to you. >> reporter: you're right it is really a roo tphaoebg and magical place on earth to be for chris nass. i'm going t christmas. you see the christmas tree all lit up and past that the church of the nativity where tonight there are a couple of thousands of people lined up trying to head inside and down to the bible when th grothe tow where the bible said jesus was born two m ma malennia go. the pope took a political penned talking about the nation of palestine certainly on the mind of a lot of people here, a lot of locals in bethlehem and the west bank. nobody really does christmas celebrations like they do in the west bank. palestinian boy scouts marched in with snare drums through the streets down the star road, the famous road that lead i
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